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Can the Kids Change Our World?

“All Americans owe them a debt for — if nothing else — releasing the idealism locked so long inside a nation that has not recently tasted the drama of a…

Explaining the Commons Economy

The word ‘commons’ can mean different things to different people. We’ve been working with specialists to help build the commons economy, so we’d like to concisely describe what we mean,…

Awakening Aesthetic Awareness

Revisiting the Aesthetic education in art, architecture, and design From teaching to enabling knowledge creation From conditioning to awakening My recent experience at a design institute is the basis for…

Needed: Either Degrowth or Two Earths

In a May 30 essay for the New York Times titled “The New Climate Law Is Working. Clean Energy Investments Are Soaring,” one of the architects of last year’s Inflation…

How do we know what is true?

It is self-evident that to survive this critical century, we need to learn the truth about it. Whether it is specific issues like the Ukraine war, the Covid pandemic, a…

A Note to the Debate on a People’s Development Paradigm

Conceptualization of the Term The term development having many synonyms such as growth, evolution, expansion, enlargement, spread, progress, maturing, event, outcome, occurrence, phenomenon, happening, improvement and so on with shifting nuances depending on…

Polycrisis? What Polycrisis?

The concept of ‘polycrisis’ is increasingly being used to designate the accumulation of compounding crises that human societies are facing, and that they are increasingly struggling to address and failing to…

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